Talking Business

James Eddy: Credit-card swipe fees cost everyone dearly, need oversight

“Just like the utility companies that provide electricity, water, and gas to our locations, we have no alternatives when it comes to swipe fees and no choice but to build them into our pricing,” writes James Eddy, a third-generation restaurateur. “The bottom line is that everything is more expensive because of swipe fees — no matter how you pay. It’s time for a change to the system.”

Cityscape

Welcome to the QT Kitchens

Currently, more than half of the 81 area QuikTrips — including stores in Belton, Blue Springs, Bonner Springs, Gardner, Grandview, Harrisonville, Independence, North Kansas City, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, Mission, Olathe, Overland Park, Raytown, Roeland Park, and Shawnee — have the new QT Kitchens. The Tulsa-based chain hopes to convert more of the area locations by the end of the year.

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